London, United Kingdom

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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon tea at London’s The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. Visit the elegant 4-star hotel and linger over a gorgeous traditional English tea, complete with dainty finger sandwiches and selections of delicate cakes and other treats. Feast on delights including freshly baked scones served with fresh clotted cream, and creations such as mouth-wateringly moist carrot cupcakes. Pair them with your choice from a range of delicious classic loose teas; the perfect, time-honored accompaniment.
  • Afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel in London
  • Savor a traditional English tea at the hotel overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace
  • Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches and cakes in the elegant Palace Lounge
  • Savor bite-size savory sandwiches, fresh scones with clotted cream and delicate pastries
  • Select from a range of choice, freshly brewed teas to complement your sandwiches and cakes
  • Ideal for first-time visitors to London and as a romantic occasion for couples
  • Vegetarian and children's teas available
Travel independently to The Rubens at the Palace Hotel in time for the serving of afternoon tea. The hotel is situated opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, so it enjoys one of London’s most prestigious locations.

Make your way into the handsome 4-star hotel and admire the plush surroundings as you take your seat in the elegant Palace Lounge.

Then, simply relax and soak up the genteel atmosphere as you enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea, produced by the team at the hotel’s pastry kitchen. This highly skilled group of chefs are past masters at making the most exquisite and freshest cakes and pastries, so you're in for a treat.

Enjoy an enticing selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches and sweet cakes, accompanied by your choice from the range of sophisticated, freshly brewed teas, and all served at your table.

While the afternoon tea menu may vary, expect to savor such delights as freshly baked, fluffy scones with clotted cream, and sweet treats such as delectable carrot cupcakes and marshmallows. See the Itinerary below for a sample menu.

For younger guests, there’s the option of a Little Prince and Princess Tea (for children aged from five to 12), made up of tasty bite-size sandwiches, freshly baked scones and selected pastries accompanied by a tea, milkshake, hot chocolate or soda.

Your afternoon tea experience concludes when you finish your tea.

Itinerary

Afternoon Tea Sample Menu:

Selection of sandwiches: 
  • Egg and cress
  • Smoked salmon
  • Ham and mustard
  • Cucumber and cream cheese
  • Chicken bridge roll 

Selection of cakes and pastries:
  • Carrot cupcake 
  • White chocolate and passionfruit cheesecake 
  • Lemon meringue pie 
  • Jasmine and mango marshmallow 
  • Chocolate Easter egg 
  • Plain scone 
  • Raisin scone served with homemade strawberry preserve and clotted cream

Reviews

Viator Traveller's Reviews

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j
, Jul 2018

The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful.

J
, Jun 2018

Great Experience!

H
, Apr 2018

Afternoon tea is the quintessential London experience. This one is located in an older hotel, thus the tea room was cozy and more traditional in feel. We were seated right by the window so that we could look out and see London passing by. The selection of teas was phenomenal I recommend the jasmine blossom and the scones were absolutely delicious. I went with my daughter and they had hot chocolate for her! We also got the traditional finger sandwiches as well as a selection of pastries. Overall, a great experience and a nice way to experience London.

V
, Feb 2018

Tea is well served, the finger sandwiches very good, but it would have cost much less if we went on our on. Not nice to know hat when we arrived there.

T
, Jan 2018

It's nice to have tea exactly as the British do, and then nearby to Buckingham's. It's expensive though. The hotel is really nice and elegant, and the staff is very friendly and professional. The food is tasty, and the tea is excellent.

M
, Dec 2017

The whole experience was absolutely great. First class service and a wonderful selection of sandwiches, teas and cakes.
I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a really good afternoon tea venue.

B
, Dec 2017

I will give 5 stars because I cant fault the experience lovely hotel great staff and the food was amazing, fresh and tasty .
some may say not enough of it but don't go there to pig out
Easy to book thru Viator electronic voucher accepted with no hassle.the hotel easy to find as well.
I took my partner for her birthday perfect day !

J
, Nov 2017

Royal Mewsの向かいで場所は最高。肝心のサンドイッチやスイーツは、舌の肥えた日本人には物足りないかも。

S
, Sep 2017

Wonderful experience. Memorable.

B
, Jun 2017

The tea and food were great, and the piano playing singer was really good. Our only issue was the construction going on next to our table. The noice dampened the experience some and there was dust coming up from the stairs that set off my allergies.


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